Connecticut hiker rescued on Mount Monadnock

Published: 03-04-2024 1:34 PM

Officers from New Hampshire Fish and Game and local fire and police departments rescued a Connecticut man Friday who had fallen on Mount Monadnock.

According to a statement from Fish and Game, at approximately 03:10 p.m., the department was notified by Southwestern New Hampshire Fire Mutual Aid Dispatch of a hiker in distress on the Marlboro Trail. The hiker, 72 year-old Thomas Burns of West Hartford, Conn., had called 911 because he had fallen and sustained an injury that made him unable to hike.

Jaffrey Fire, Dublin Fire, Marlborough Fire, Troy Fire, Keene Fire, Monadnock park rangers and conservation officers with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department responded to aid in carrying Burns to safety. Burns was carried to the trail head, arriving at approximately 4:30 p.m., where Jaffrey/Rindge Ambulance was waiting to transport him to Monadnock Community Hospital.

According to Fish and Game, Burns and his hiking partner were well prepared for their hike. They had a physical map of the trail systems in the area, water, food, micro spikes and all necessary gear for a hike this time of year.

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